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10 Mar 2015 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.1 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 1.08 billion, followed by Iraq with US$ 851.6 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 32.9% funded with a 67.1% shortfall.

2 The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 6.79 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.18 billion (17.3%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 5.62 billion (82.7%).

04 Mar 2015 description

Situation Générale en février 2015 Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-avril 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en février le long de la cote de la mer Rouge, au Soudan et en Érythrée, où des opérations de lutte ont été réalisées contre un grand nombre de bandes larvaires, groupes d’ailes et essaims.

03 Mar 2015 description
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General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

04 Feb 2015 description
report Amnesty

Amnesty International is seriously concerned about the Bahraini authorities’ increasing resort to revocation of nationality as a means to punish critical voices, as the authorities stripped 72 individuals of their Bahraini nationality, rendering many of them stateless. The organization urges the authorities to rescind this decision and stop targeting dissidents.

03 Feb 2015 description

The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.

03 Feb 2015 description

Manama, February2 (BNA) Bahrain and Sudan have today signed a key agreement, giving the green light for "Khairat Al-Bahrain" agricultural project to go ahead. Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf sealed the deal with Sudanese Investment Minister, Head of Higher Investment Authority, Dr. Mustafa Othman Ismael.

02 Feb 2015 description

General Situation during January 2015 Forecast until mid-March 2015

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Beyrouth, le 29 janvier 2015) – Les gouvernements commettent une grave erreur lorsqu'ils délaissent les droits humains dans leurs réponses à de graves défis sécuritaires, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui, à l’occasion de la publication de son Rapport mondial 2015.

19 Jan 2015 description

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Monday 19/1/2015 - 16:13 GMT

Prosecutors on Monday charged Bahrain's Shiite opposition chief with attempting to overthrow the regime and sent him to trial despite international calls for his release.

Sheikh Ali Salman will stand trial from January 28 on charges of "promoting the overthrow and change of the political regime by force," prosecutor general Nayef Mahmud said in a statement.

18 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Allegations Contradict Opposition to Violence in Speeches

01 Jan 2015 description

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Thursday 1/1/2015 - 19:17 GMT

Anti-riot police and protesters demanding the release of Bahrain's main Shiite opposition leader clashed Thursday for the fifth day in a row, witnesses said.

Predominantly Shiite Iran, across the Gulf from Washington's ally where the US Fifth Fleet is based, has joined calls for the immediate release of the kingdom's main opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman.

29 Dec 2014 description

GENEVA (29 December 2014) – A group of United Nations independent human rights experts* has urged the government of Bahrain to drop charges against three women human rights activists exercising their rights to free expression and free association. “Deprivation of liberty on the sole ground of having exercised the right to free expression may be considered arbitrary,” the experts warned.

20 Dec 2014 description

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Saturday 12/20/2014 - 05:53 GMT

A bomb blast in a Shiite village in Bahrain, the scene of simmering unrest since anti-government protests were crushed in 2011, has left three policemen slightly wounded, officials said.

The three were on patrol in the village of Bani Jamra when the blast occurred, the Gulf kingdom's interior ministry said in a statement on Twitter posted late Friday.

09 Dec 2014 description

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Tuesday 12/9/2014 - 13:40 GMT

Two people, including a Jordanian policeman, were killed in bomb blasts in Shiite villages of Bahrain, the scene of simmering unrest since anti-government protests were crushed in 2011, officials said Tuesday.

An explosion in Karzakan on Tuesday killed a Bahraini and slightly wounded an Asian national, the interior ministry said, describing it as a "terrorist" attack.

Witnesses said the bomb was planted on a corner of the road under a tree.

04 Dec 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA 1st Meeting (AM)

Twenty six donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2015 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials estimated that the chronically underfunded Agency would begin the year facing a $35 million deficit.

03 Dec 2014 description

General Situation during November 2014 Forecast until January 2015

01 Dec 2014 description

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Working environment

The massive displacement of people from and inside the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) as a consequence of the unrelenting conflict in that country has dominated concerns regionally and internationally, threatening the social, political and economic balance of the neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees. Despite the lack of prospects for a short-term resolution of the situation, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon have demonstrated great generosity in welcoming the Syrian refugees and assisting them.

22 Nov 2014 description

Manama, Bahrain | AFP | Friday 11/21/2014 - 11:15 GMT

by Taieb Mahjoub

Bahrain went to the polls Saturday for its first legislative elections since a failed pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the vote in the tiny Gulf monarchy.

The key US ally remains divided nearly four years after security forces in the Sunni Muslim-ruled kingdom crushed Arab Spring-inspired protests led by majority Shiites.

04 Nov 2014 description

Alger (CICR) – Aujourd’hui s’ouvre à Alger une importante réunion d’experts du droit international humanitaire (DIH) des États arabes, sous le haut patronage du ministre de la Justice et garde des sceaux algérien, et de la vice-présidente du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), Christine Beerli. Cette rencontre rassemblera des experts gouvernementaux de l’Algérie, de la Jordanie, des Émirats arabes unis, de Bahreïn, de la Tunisie, du Maroc et d’autres pays arabes, ainsi que des représentants de la Ligue arabe et des experts du CICR.